2016 News Releases
High school senior surprised with Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship
TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten, left, and Caroline Gross. Photo by Michael Modecki
An ordinary day for Caroline Gross turned extraordinary when the Byron Nelson High School senior was surprised Thursday (March 10, 2016) with the news that she was chosen to receive the Texas Woman’s University Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship — TWU’s most prestigious academic scholarship.
The scholarship, which is valued at about $40,000, will cover Gross’ tuition, fees and other expenses for four years at TWU. In addition, TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten will mentor Gross while she is at the university.
“Caroline is receiving this award because of her exceptional academic achievement, leadership and service,” Feyten said.
Gross holds a 4.0 GPA, is a National Merit Scholar, an Advanced Placement Scholar and ranked No. 7 in her graduating class of 566. In addition, she is a member of the debate team, drill team, works as a math tutor at the Antioch Summer Institute and is active teaching children at Metro Bible Church.
“Thank you so much,” a shocked Gross said. “I am so appreciative to TWU for helping to make my dream come true.
Chancellor Feyten also told Gross that she was accepted to TWU’s Honors Scholar Program, which is one of the most selective in Texas. Being an Honors Scholar guarantees Gross admission to TWU’s internationally recognized and highly competitive College of Nursing. Gross plans to become an ER nurse.
Her parents Jeffrey and Jennifer, her sisters Katherine and Anna, as well as several Byron Nelson teachers and administrators were there to celebrate the surprise. The Dallas/Fort Worth television station NBC 5 and the Denton Record-Chronicle also covered the event.